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8 Foods With More Fibre Than Prunes

8 Foods With More Fibre Than Prunes

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It may not be sexy, but research shows that high fibre foods could be key to shredding fat.

Fibre helps your body to burn fat by controlling your blood sugar levels, reducing the release of the hunger hormone ghrelin, and helping curb sugar cravings.

Proof that there's more to a healthy diet that simply counting your macros.

Just 30g of the good stuff helps shrink your waistline and the best news is that to hit the sweet spot you can snack on more than prunes.

Instead, pile your plate with the eight foods that we’ve discovered* have more fibre than the sticky fruit.

It’s out with shrivelled plums and in with these high fibre foods. 

1.AVOCADOES

Technically these health lovers fave have the same amount of fibre as prunes with 7g per 100g.

However they get the Dietitian’s nod because you’re more likely to consume a 100g serving of avocado than getting through a whole bag of prunes.

2. COCONUT

With 7.2g of fibre per 100g, coconut flesh boasts the highest fibre content of any nut on the block. Add into your morning granola or cereal for a fibre packed breakfast.

3. OATS

Containing over 9g fibre per 100g, your daily bowl of porridge will fuel a full morning.

Thanks to slow release carbs and only the sugars you add (try one of these 10 porridge recipes), they're a perfect healthy breakfast option.

4. ALL BRAN

It’s not surprising that this breakfast cereal comes in with the highest fibre content at 27g per 100g. A 30g serving provides roughly a third of your daily dietary fibre requirements.

5.ALMONDS

Choosing the unblanched variety will add 12.2g fibre per 100g to your diet, although it’s best to stick to the 25g portion size on these morerish snacks.

6. SUN DRIED TOMATOES

The Mediterranean beauties add flavour as well as fibre to any dish. Containing 7.9g fibre per 100g, add a portion to your next meal.

7. LENTILS

Boasting 12.5g per 100g of dry lentils, these storecupboard staples add texture and bulk to traditional meaty dishes like meatballs and bolognese.

8. COCONUT FLOUR

Packing in a whopping 42g fibre per 100g, (not to mention 18g protein) this slightly sweet flour works particularly well in cakes, breads and pancakes.

Clearly it's not difficult to get high fibre foods into your diet. 

*Source: NHS Community Nutrition and Dietetics and Tesco.com

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